Oct. 22, 1923 – Feb. 14, 2013

Sister Julia Fala, formerly Sister Teresina, a teacher in Catholic schools, died Thursday in Mount St. Mary’s Hospital, Lewiston. She was 89.

Born Julia A. Fala in Columbus, Ohio, she entered the Sisters of St. Francis of Penance and Christian Charity at Stella Niagara and professed her vows on Sept. 3, 1944. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Rosary Hill College, now Daemen College, in 1966.

She taught at St. Joachim and St. Lawrence schools in Buffalo; Our Lady of Lebanon School in Niagara Falls; and St. Joseph’s School in Gowanda, as well as at several schools in the Columbus area. She retired to Stella Niagara in September 2011.

Surviving are four sisters, Clara, Shirley, Jean Rizek and Joan White; and a brother, Carlo.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Monday in Sisters Chapel at Stella Niagara, 4421 Lower River Road, Lewiston.